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Wednesday
Dec102014

Josiah Bartlett Center - Stagnation Needn’t Be Our Destiny 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center


Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire

 

One of the problems for all of us is that we are living in the past. We think reality is the same as it was 15 years ago but in actuality we’ve been left behind and are in danger of becoming a museum piece. New Hampshire has been left behind and most politicians are reduced to talking about a previous reality that no longer exists except in their mind. Prosperity has been replaced by stagnation, dynamic growth by brackish backwater. This mediocrity is the problem of our time but too many don’t notice the problem or admit to the new rules we operate under.

The 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s were heady times of rapid job growth in New Hampshire. Each decade featured a dynamic economy, an extraordinary competitive advantage over our neighbors that made New Hampshire a haven of in-migration and led to New Hampshire being called an island of prosperity surrounded by a sea of socialism....
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And don't forget to read this Front Page Editorial by the Union Leader in response to this column, which started with "If You Haven't Time For Anything Else Today, Please Read Charles Arlinghaus' Column"


 

Tuesday
Nov112014

ALG's Daily Grind - Should GOP revive judicial filibuster? 

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Nov. 10, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Should GOP revive judicial filibuster?
Conservative leaders: ""The inevitable net result of reviving the judicial filibuster… would be a regime under which nominees submitted by a Republican President would be subject to a 60-vote threshold, whereas a Democrat President's nominees would be subject to a 50-vote threshold."

How Republicans should respond to Reid in the lame-duck session
Rather than also giving the exiled Reid another bite of setting his party's funding priorities for the rest of the fiscal year, Republicans have to demand that a funding bill only go to March.

Crudele: U.S. economic growth is all an illusion
45 percent in exit polls say the economy dictated their vote last Tuesday.

Saturday
Nov082014

ALG's Daily Grind - After the GOP wave, Ted Cruz's Obamacare plan 

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Nov. 7, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

After the GOP wave, Ted Cruz's Obamacare plan
Sen. Ted Cruz: "if he vetoes those bills, I think there's a real chance we might be able to get the votes to override those vetoes."

Slow growth threatens D.C. establishment
One way or another, America needs to get its economy moving again. Because if it doesn't, voters will once again show whichever party is in power the door.

Mike Lee's 4,200-word plan to fix Congress, summed up in six sentences
Sen. Mike Lee: "Get establishment Republicans and tea-party conservatives to actually agree on something."

Thursday
Sep042014

ALG's Daily Grind - SEIU to protest fast food with illegal acts today 

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Sept. 4, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted. 

SEIU to protest fast food with illegal acts today
Service Employees International Union backed Fast Food Forward and SEIU's Fight for 15 plan a protest strike/walkout, illegal acts today.

Cartoon: The Obama Doctrine

Ice, ice, baby
Whatever punishment might be meted out for Al Gore, the Oscar winning climate advocate has more than a few problems with his faltering theory — the most glaring being that the climate isn't doing what he warned us it would do.

Gross: Where's the new debt?
"If credit needs to expand at 4.5 percent per year, then the private and public sectors in combination must create approximately $2.5 trillion of additional debt per year to pay for outstanding interest. They are underachieving that target in the U.S., which is the reason why GDP growth struggles at 2 percent real or lower and nominal GDP growth seems capped at 4.5 percent or lower. Credit creation is essential for economic growth in a finance-based economy such as ours. Without it, growth stagnates or withers." 

  

Sept. 4, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

SEIU to protest fast food with illegal acts today
Service Employees International Union backed Fast Food Forward and SEIU's Fight for 15 plan a protest strike/walkout, illegal acts today.

Cartoon: The Obama Doctrine

Ice, ice, baby
Whatever punishment might be meted out for Al Gore, the Oscar winning climate advocate has more than a few problems with his faltering theory — the most glaring being that the climate isn't doing what he warned us it would do.

Gross: Where's the new debt?
"If credit needs to expand at 4.5 percent per year, then the private and public sectors in combination must create approximately $2.5 trillion of additional debt per year to pay for outstanding interest. They are underachieving that target in the U.S., which is the reason why GDP growth struggles at 2 percent real or lower and nominal GDP growth seems capped at 4.5 percent or lower. Credit creation is essential for economic growth in a finance-based economy such as ours. Without it, growth stagnates or withers."

 

Saturday
Jun142014

ALG's Daily Grind - Liberals Wrong about Dave Brat on Fannie, Freddie 

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June 13, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Mother Jones shoots and misses at Dave Brat on Fannie, Freddie
Did government cause the financial crisis? Dave Brat thinks so.

House Republican leadership: Where are the conservatives?
Wanted: Conservative House leadership candidates.

Obama national monument designations destroy communities, extinguish mining claims
On May 21, Obama declared the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region of New Mexico, nearly 500,000 acres, a national monument—his eleventh such designation so far.

Pethokoukis: Team Obama says, Sorry, America, the 'new normal' may be here to stay
"US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the US GDP growth rate, adjusted for inflation, is now projected to run a little above 2 percent a year. That would be a significant downshift from the 3.4 percent average growth rate from the end of World War II until 2007."